Former Australian Captain James Horwill is one of the most respected players in world rugby.
A natural born leader who has successfully led every team he has represented. Having made his Super Rugby and Qantas Wallabies squad debut in 2006, the tenacious and passionate Queenslander went on to be honoured with the Captaincy of the Queensland Reds at the age of 22. The second-rower led the franchise to its first professional title, beating the Crusaders in the 2011 Super Rugby Final.
On the back of Queensland’s success, the 26-year-old was named Wallabies captain, leading Australia to a Tri-Nations title and a third-place finish in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. James also captain Australia during the historic 2013 British and Irish Lions Series.
James Horwill joined heritage London Club Harlequins in 2016, leaving the Queensland Reds as their longest serving captain, with over 100 senior appearances. James has played over 67 games for Harlequins and after just two seasons at the Club, was appointed Captain of the English side.
However, it is his outstanding qualities that extend much further than the football field, that make James an extraordinary ambassador for sport and Australia. He is an inspirational leader through both his actions and relentless determination, he inspires others around him through his focus on teamwork and culture and delivers with humility.